The National Oral Health Plan, implemented by the State Health Services Administration (ASSE) provided care to 75,000 children in schools, and the goal is to reach 100,000 by the end of the current government period. The interventions also include adults in care centers. This Tuesday the 7th, the provider carried out an intervention at school No. 33 in the city of Florida.
The event, which received the support of the Florida City Hall and the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Catholic University of Uruguay (UCU), was attended by the president of ASSE, Leonardo Cipriani; the director of the Oral Health Plan, Néstor Graña; the secretary general of the Florida City Hall, Marcos Pérez, and the representative of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the UCU, Laura Hermida.
A group of dentistry students supervised by an ASSE team carried out caries checks and repairs on some 130 schoolchildren from School No. 33, José Víctor Mendizábal, in the city of Florida. This center is part of the Priority Care program in Environments with Relative Structural Difficulties (Learn) of the National Administration of Public Education. About 65 children who study there will have oral and maxillofacial devices.
Cipriani stressed the importance of promoting innovation, through the health network that attends to the development of children and adolescents. The installation of braces in children and their subsequent treatment does not generate costs for families, he pointed out. In addition, he pondered the effective performance of the treatment, from diagnosis to subsequent follow-up.
To date, the public provider has totaled 1,000 devices placed. In addition, the National Oral Health Plan installed more than 40 new dental chairs throughout the country and will incorporate two vehicles to access rural areas, he said.
Graña, meanwhile, explained that the agreement between ASSE and the UCU strengthens attention, in addition to increasing activities and generating practical opportunities for university students. Presidency